Although the score was tight PSG didn’t struggle too much last week away at Lorient (won 2-1). They mildly controlled the entire game and it was enough to easily take all points.
Coach Blanc even affords to make experiments. For example last round 20 years old defender Kimpembe played his first Ligue1 game this season. Overall it was an average performance, but the point is we may see more and more experiments in the near future, considering the huge advantage they already have over 2nd place.
In Champions League PSG cruised past Swedish side Malmo (won 5-0) and they booked a ticket for the European spring.
Verratti and Lavezzi missed the Champions League game against Malmo but may return for this game.
It was a beautiful game between Troyes and Lille last round, maybe the most action packed game for both sides so far this season (finished 1-1).
Troyes’ keeper Bernardoni was simply incredible and was without doubt the man of the match. Bernardoni anticipated the trajectory of every ball and inspired teammates with his saves.
In the offensive phase Troyes created more chances than usual, attacking players were more incisive, but they still lacked the killer instinct and missed a few great opportunities.
Troyes clearly increased rythm lately but unfortunately a game against PSG can reduce confidence to a minimum level. There isn’t the question of where the points will go, but only the question of how many will Troyes concede.
UPDATE: PSG will have to do without Verratti, Aurier, Lavezzi and Pastore
PSG: Trapp, Sirigu – Kurzawa, Marquinhos, Maxwell, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, van der Wiel – Thiago Motta, Nkunku, Stambouli, Rabiot, Matuidi, Lucas, Di Maria – Augustin, Ongenda, Cavani, Ibrahimovic
Troyes: Bernardoni, Matthieu Dreyer – Dabo, Martial, Martins Pereira, Mavinga, Othon, Saunier – Ayasse, Camus, Court, Darbion, Karaboué, Nivet, Pi, Thiago – Cabot, Jean.